National Humanitarian Coordination no. 26


26th Co-ordination Meeting
4th April 2002


1.Overview/update by the Chair
2.Overview of the activities of the Macedonian Red Cross and ICRC/IFRC
3.Update by other UN Agencies & Donors
4.Update on local NGOsí activities
5.Update on international NGOsí activities (International NGO Council)

1.Overview/update by the Chairman
Mrs. Flora Latifi, Advisor in the Presidentís Cabinet, welcomed the meeting and informed the group regarding the strike of the employees of different factories, going on in front of the parliament. She expressed her concern, hoping that this manifestation of anger will be solved with no incidents.

2.Overview of the activities of the Macedonian Red Cross and ICRC/IFRC
ICRC informed the group that 295 persons, residents in the Gornorekanska area, Gostivar, collected their food parcels from the local MRCí s brunch.

The process of de-registration, conducted by the MRC, is ongoing and a decrease of IDPsí number is expected. Due to this, already two collective centres in Dojran were closed and only CCs in Negorski Banji, Geveglija and MRC camp in Dojran are left open.

3.Update by other UN Agencies & Donors
UNHCR field teams are continuing their daily activities in the conflict-affected areas. Distribution of shelter materials for repair of around 600 hoses Cat. 1&2 materials have been started by the UNHCR implementing partners, DRC and IRC. The 2nd phase is planned to start in May, during which an additional 600 Cat 1 and 2 houses will be repaired. The underwear distribution will soon be completed.

Yesterday, as a confidence building activity and contribution to IDP returnee, UNHCR organised a meeting for the two communities from the village of Matejce.

UNHCR plan to establish a bus line on the route Kumanovo-Matejce to enhance the freedom of movement.

The QIPs, Selection Committee is meeting regularly, every week, and already some of the approved projects are in process of implementation.

WHO reported that latest Wednesday, next week, the three ambulantas in the Lipkovo area (Matejce, Nikustak and Slupcane) will be furnished and ARCís medical mobile teams will be functional.

4.Update on local NGOsí coordinationís
The Local NGO representative emphasised that in the Lipkovo region there are 30.000 inhabitants and proper medical care should be provided.

A remark was given to the Macedonian Red Cross, stressing that IDPs in host families havenít received much assistance.

An appeal for better collaboration and co-ordination between international and local NGOs was given, to contribute the provision of humanitarian assitnace for people in need.

5.Update on international NGOsí activities (International NGO Council)
International NGO Council informed regarding the Assessment Advisory Committee, (consists of two subgroups) continues efforts to collect assessment data, needs, plans and future development strategies of the Government.

To gather information on goals at local level and involve all relevant organizations, NGO Council members have held several discussions about the appropriate approach. The Council has discussed this with MCIC (Macedonian Centre for International Cooperation) and a meeting with the Open Society Institute -Soros was arranged for next Monday.


Previous Coordination Reports

  • 25th Coordinative meeting [21 Mar 2002]
  • 24th Coordinative meeting [7 Mar 2002]
  • 22th Coordinative meeting [7 Feb 2002]
  • 21th Coordinative meeting [24 Jan 2002]
  • 20th Coordinative meeting [10 Jan 2002]
  • 19th Coordinative meeting [20 Dec 2001]
  • 18th Coordinative meeting [6 Dec 2001]
  • 17th Coordinative meeting [22 Nov 2001]
  • 16th Coordinative meeting [8 Nov 2001]
  • 15th Coordinative meeting [1 Nov 2001]
  • 14th Coordinative meeting [25 Oct 2001]
  • 13th Coordinative meeting [18 Oct 2001]
  • 11th Coordinative meeting [26 Sep 2001]
  • 10th Coordinative meeting [20 Sep 2001]
  • 9th Coordinative meeting [13 Sep 2001]
  • 8th Coordinative meeting [6 Sep 2001]
  • 7th Coordinative meeting [30 Aug 2001]
  • 5th Coordinative meeting [16 Aug 2001]
  • 4th Coordinative meeting [8 Aug 2001]
  • 3rd Coordinative meeting [26 Jul 2001]
  • 2nd Coordinative meeting [19 Jul 2001]
  • 1st Coordinative meeting [11 Jul 2001]
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